Meissen in Winter

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Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (German, 1797–1855)
Meissen in Winter, 1854
Oil on canvas
27 × 23 in. (68.58 × 58.42 cm)
Gift of the René von Schleinitz Foundation M1962.105
Photo credit: P. Richard Eells
Currently on View

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, a pupil of Caspar David Friedrich, stayed faithful to his teacher's themes and motifs of haunting Nordic monastery courtyards covered in snow, Gothic churches at sunset, and castle ruins in the mountains, but he never aspired to the same spiritual heights.

Publication History
Sawinski, Catherine. From the Collection--Meissen in Winter by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Entry posted December 19, 2012. (accessed December 19, 2012). Ambrosini, Lynne, and Tamera Lenz Muente. Nineteenth-Century German Paintings from the Milwaukee Art Museum. Cincinnati: Taft Museum of Art, 2007, p. 10, color illus. p. 10. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 24, 2006, color illus. Heller, Reinhold. Confronting Identities in German Art: Myths, Reactions, Reflections. Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago, 2003, cat. 86, color fig. 15. Hochhuth, Rolf. Galerie Der Gedichte: Auswahl und Kommentar, Horzu 21 (March 1994): 99, color illus. Bisanz, Rudolf M. The René von Schleinitz Collection of the Milwaukee Art Center: Major Schools of German Nineteenth-Century Popular Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1980, p. 190, cat. 130, color illus. p. 34, b/w illus. p. 190.
Exhibition History
Nineteenth-Century German Paintings from the Milwaukee Art Museum, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 7–November 14, 2007. Confronting Identities in German Art: Myths, Reactions, Reflections, David and Alfred Smar Museum of Art, the University of Chicago, October 3, 2002–Janauary 5, 2003. Paintings from the von Schleinitz Collection, Milwaukee Art Center, September 13–October 13, 1968. Christmas Exhibit, Women's Club of Milwaukee, November 26–December 30, 1965.


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